The Province of New Brunswick’s has moved Zone 2 (Saint John Region) into the Orange Level. For the safety of our riding community, we will continue to take a fact-based approach, in the development and implementation of our operating plan, which already meets the Orange Level requirements.
To this end, we would like to acknowledge the following:
- On Friday, November 20, Dr. Russell, the Chief Medical Officer for NB, recommended to Premier Blaine Higgs that Zone 2 (Saint John Region) move from the Yellow Level back to the Orange Level, as part of NB’s Recovery Plan.
- One day earlier, the same decision was made in Zone 1 (Moncton Region).
- There have been positive cases confirmed in local public schools.
Based on this information, we will:
Renew our focus: We will remain vigilant about the following:
- taking your temperature
You must take your temperature before you leave your house. You will stand at the front barn entrance and tell us what it is, before you are allowed in the barn. No coughing, or any signs of illness- will be sent home.We will be asking each student before they enter the barn these questions before each ride.
- Have you recently been sick?
- Is anyone in your household sick?
- Do you have a fever or a cough?
- If you have been in contact with anyone who is being tested for the coronavirus- because of feeling ill- you need to stay home until their results are in.
We ask each of our parents to answer these questions, before you bring your riders to the barn. The children have not been doing a great job at this, and we need parental support to keep us all healthy!
- the proper wearing of masks
We will ask everyone to wear a mask for the tacking up and untacking process, please bring one with you. Our instructors will have a mask as well. Under the orange phase, wearing face masks is mandatory in public spaces, both indoors and outdoors.
- physical distancing guidelines
To accommodate physical distancing, people must maintain a minimum distance of 2 meters, or 6 feet, between themselves and others at all times, with the exception of members of the same household or ‘bubble’. People must not congregate in groups. This may result in restrictions to how daily activities, business operations, and recreation occurs, but this intermediary step will help to keep our communities healthy. Adjustments and accommodations will be required to ensure physical distancing requirements continue to be met.
- hand washing
Good handwashing practices are important to prevent disease transmission, especially during this current COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone needs to ensure they are practicing proper hand hygiene. Proper handwashing requires regularly and thoroughly washing your hands with soap and water or minimum 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- wipe down anything you touch
Leadlines, cross ties, stall guards, shovels, forks, handles, wheelbarrows etc…We will have all the disinfecting supplies here for you to use. We will continue to disinfect all horse tack and equipment.
Restrict access to the barn:
Parents are allowed only one per child. No siblings, guests, visitors, or other people on the property. No parents in the barn.
If the lesson is outside, each parent can stand at one of the 4 corners of the ring. If it is in the indoor arena, we won’t be able to have parents watch.
Thank you all for doing your part and keeping us safe.